Finally PC manufacturers are moving toward retina displays, it took some time, but now they are here. This time is the turn of the new Dell XPS 11 laptop. The new Windows 8 device was introduced at Computex 2013 and it features a stunning 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution 11.6-inch display and with a chassis made of carbon fiber and aluminum, which makes it very rigid and light.
Dell calls it “compact 2-in-1 device”, besides its 2560 x 1440 screen resolution the laptop turns into a tablet by flipping the keyboard behind the screen. Also the ridiculous slim keyboard switch-off after passing the 180 degree point to not get keys in the middle while in tablet mode. Although you cannot detach the screen from its base, the laptop is 15 mm thin and it only weighs less than 2.5 pounds, which makes really comfortable to carry around.
Also the power button that sit on the front server as low-battery and standby indicator.
You also probably noticed that the XPS hybrid laptop looks a lot like a Lenovo Yoga ultrabook and a Microsoft Surface. And it is, the features like the hinge and keyboard technology are very similar to the Lenovo and Microsoft designs, but Dell’s model not only features a Quad HD display but also houses a new Intel 4th-gen Core i5 Haswell processor. In part this is why the laptop can drive such a high-density display in such thin form factor.
The system also comes with USB 3.0, Thunderbolt, SD card reader, and active stylus, which can be used as a digital pen. And for the amount of RAM, storage, battery size, and price, Dell is reserving this specs until further notice. However the company plans to ship this laptop by the end of the year — holiday time.
Dell XPS 11 video review